On the hook

Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010

Linda Augustine smiles next to a 224-pound halibut she caught on June 8 in the area of Hand Trollers Cove. The fish measured 75 inches in length which is over six feet tall. The average adult male stands around 5 feet 9 inches tall. Halibut are the largest of all flatfish. The largest recorded sport-caught halibut was 459 pounds near Unalaska in 1996.

Courtesy Of  Linda Augustine
Courtesy Of Linda Augustine

Show us your big fish

The Juneau Empire's Outdoors page is looking for photographs of big salmon, halibut and other fish you've caught this year in the waters of the northern Panhandle. Send your photos to: Abby Lowell, Outdoors editor, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, 99801. Or e-mail them to abby.lowell@juneauempire.com. Or drop them off at the newspaper between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Include the name of the photographer, the name of the person who caught the fish, its size and weight, where and when it was caught and a return address so we can mail it back.

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